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Gain the Winds of Wisdom 100% Experience Buff Through April 20
In light of COVID 19, Blizzard has added a 100% Experience Buff that will be active beginning today through April 20, 2020.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
If you’re staying inside and find yourself returning to Azeroth, or if you’re leveling another character (or two), you’ll be getting a special bonus to help you on your way. Beginning today through April 20, 2020 all players in Battle for Azeroth will gain an experience buff called “Winds of Wisdom” which will increase experience gains by 100%! (This includes Starter Edition and Legion players as well.)

Players will also be able to take advantage of this experience boost while still using their favorite heirlooms. It won’t take long before you’ll be facing off with the Old God N’Zoth and his minions in Ny’alotha, the Waking City.
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  1. Pratt's Avatar
    Considering all the other stuff you need to grind after you hit 120, I wouldn't bother leveling another character if the boost was 500%.
  1. Kolvarg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by agentsi View Post
    They've donated more as a company than you will ever make in your lifetime. So compared to you, they're saints for sure. They had zero reasons to do this but knew folks would be home. And for those folks already supporting their business, they gave them some extra incentive to level an alt or two. No one would've blinked an eye if they didn't do this. Step off your high horse.
    You do realize the reason many big companies do such donations and charity sales is to get tax deductions, right? Not to mention all the other loopholes they find to avoid taxes.

    Also them having "zero reasons" to do this is far from true. They have done similar promotions in the past, without any similar situation calling for it. Hell, I'm not sure if it still is that way after the revamp, but one of the big draws of the RAF system used to be a huge exp boost.


    Even if you could defend that such an exp boost will not lead to an increase in subscriptions, it's still simply good PR for them.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a very good thing and I don't have a doubt there are many passionate and charitable individuals working at Blizzard that genuinely care for the issues the company supposedly cares about, but as corporation charity doesn't really exist in the same way as we see it as individuals.

    People need to stop humanizing and seeing corporations as their friends. They're not. They're money-making machines. You don't need to offer loyalty to a brand or corporation, just care about the developers and staff.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    They had to call it Corona virus debuff
  1. Cavox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kolvarg View Post
    Also them having "zero reasons" to do this is far from true. They have done similar promotions in the past, without any similar situation calling for it. Hell, I'm not sure if it still is that way after the revamp, but one of the big draws of the RAF system used to be a huge exp boost.


    Even if you could defend that such an exp boost will not lead to an increase in subscriptions, it's still simply good PR for them.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a very good thing and I don't have a doubt there are many passionate and charitable individuals working at Blizzard that genuinely care for the issues the company supposedly cares about, but as corporation charity doesn't really exist in the same way as we see it as individuals.

    People need to stop humanizing and seeing corporations as their friends. They're not. They're money-making machines. You don't need to offer loyalty to a brand or corporation, just care about the developers and staff.
    Good post. I would upvote it if I could. People need to stop being loyal to corporations and SHOPS. Always be critical, even if you like the games they're making.
  1. iosdeveloper's Avatar
    how about bonus xp in classic?
  1. reacher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
    Considering all the other stuff you need to grind after you hit 120, I wouldn't bother leveling another character if the boost was 500%.
    You know this was true for vanilla and every expansion of this game, right?
  1. Pratt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by reacher View Post
    You know this was true for vanilla and every expansion of this game, right?
    Wasn't the same. I've played since vanilla.
  1. kingfire's Avatar
    Gain the Winds of Wisdom 100% Experience Buff Through April 20

    Good decision! Double the XP!
  1. marranara's Avatar
    Finally I can level some alts!
  1. blankfaced's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
    Wasn't the same. I've played since vanilla.
    I don't think any other expansion is as bad as this in terms of the shear amount of things you have to grind out just to even be shoulder to toe as a returning or new player. The neck has to be caught up, the essences, the corruption rng, the cape. And that's not even to raid, even random bg's you're going to be swamped by people in Lvl3 essences.

    OT: How it might've gone:
    The quarantine starts to spread and they weren't seeing the spike in players they thought they would. Especially after the essences for all!! So they put this out to help sweeten the pot. The end.

    And to combine the 2: I would much rather they put a halt on all exp gains so alt players can avoid the bummer that is hitting cap now. I've still got that stupid cape to upgrade. Visions have already gotten old on the one character I did a few on, I don't see myself being all that enthused to do it 2-5 more times.

    And another edit: Not relating to anyone here hopefully. I blame this whole crappy patch on the people that complained about TF/WF. They needed another draw to keep people playing longer. TF was the lesser of the two evils (imo it was great, it gave every single player in the game a constant path of upgrading their gear just doing whatever they wanted to do, but that's not the point.) I hope they go back to to TF/WF, if not I hope they system they create to replace it all isn't as terrible as corruption is.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendzia View Post
    People are happy when they got 2x leveling speed multiplier... i think that says alot about current state of retail leveling...
    You mean leveling in games in general.
    if this same buff was in classic, people would be cheering from the heavens aswell.
    no one cares about classic leveling now.
    world first race is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavox View Post
    OH. MY. GOD. 100% exp boost? More like Blizzard are 100% forgiven now for driving the game into the ground. I'm so happy that I've completely forgotten that Allied Races aren't real content. Let's get to that alt leveling for that sweet, sweet heritage armour which has exactly 0 value, because everyone of the same race gets it.
    Oh boy am I pumped I can't WAIT to start farming the new <currency> to be able to buy <grind mechanic items>, so I can not play the game again.
    Races have never been content, so why are allied races suddenly SUPPOSED to be content in your eyes?
    "has 0 value"
    surprise, most stuff in the game has 0 value...

    why do you come here if you hate the game and dont play it anymore? why waste your time with a game you have NO interest in?
  1. Kumorii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
    Considering all the other stuff you need to grind after you hit 120, I wouldn't bother leveling another character if the boost was 500%.
    My dk I got max lvl on Monday got 2bis essences and 440gear within 2 days without any effort. I'll probably be around 470 next week with 3 bis essences.

    No idea why people say there's lots of grinding.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    You mean leveling in games in general.
    if this same buff was in classic, people would be cheering from the heavens aswell.
    As i mentioned in other post: i'd rather quit Classic and start playing on private servers again if they dared to to that.

    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    no one cares about classic leveling now.
    I literally still have to fight for mobs in some areas...

    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    world first race is over.
    What it has to do with leveling?
  1. Cavox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    why do you come here if you hate the game and dont play it anymore? why waste your time with a game you have NO interest in?
    Because I've played it for 10 years and that gives me the right to comment on it and the sad state it is now. If you don't like it then you can just, you know, ignore it.
  1. Izzy77's Avatar
    Even if you could defend that such an exp boost will not lead to an increase in subscriptions, it's still simply good PR for them.

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